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NASA astronaut describes close call following failed launch - WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)

One of the four strap-on boosters failed to separate properly two minutes into the flight to the International Space Station and apparently struck the core rocket stage, resulting instantaneously in a rare launch abort. It was the first aborted launch ...

Israeli Army Registers Launch of Rocket From Gaza Strip - Sputnik International

The sound of the siren called on more than 200,000 residents of Be'er Sheva to find a shelter amid the rocket fire. "A launch [of a rocket] from the Gaza Strip aimed at hitting the Israeli territory has been registered," the statement said. READ MORE ...

Soyuz Rocket's Launch-Abort Close Call Highlights Poor Space-Policy Decisions (Op-Ed) - Newsline

A Russian Soyuz rocket carrying NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin launches skyward from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Oct. 11, 2018. The mission suffered a failure while in flight, leading to a dramatic launch ...

Atlas V 551 set for AEHF-4 launch for the US Air Force - NASASpaceflight.com

United Launch Alliance's workhorse Atlas V rocket will deploy an advanced communications satellite for the US Air Force Wednesday, following an early-morning liftoff from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Atlas is scheduled for launch during ...

NASA Astronaut Col. Nick Hague on last week's Soyuz rocket failure - WMNF

One of the four strap-on boosters failed to separate properly two minutes into the flight to the International Space Station and apparently struck the core rocket stage, resulting instantaneously in a rare launch abort. Their capsule fell from an ...

When, where, and how Elon Musk's SpaceX plans to colonise Mars - The Australian Financial Review

Since then, SpaceX has developed several impressive aerospace systems: Falcon 1, its first orbital rocket; Grasshopper, a small self-landing test rocket; Falcon 9, a reusable orbital-class launcher; Dragon, a spaceship for cargo and soon NASA ...

Science: Soyuz Rocket's Launch-Abort Close Call Highlights Poor Space-Policy Decisions (Op-Ed) - Brinkwire (press release)

Leroy Chiao is the CEO and co-founder of OneOrbit LLC, a motivational, training and education company. He served as a NASA astronaut from 1990 to 2005 and flew four missions into space, as a crewmember aboard three space shuttles and as the co-pilot ...

Watch the Nighttime Launch of a New US Military Satellite Tonight! - Space.com

An Atlas V rocket will light up the midnight sky over Florida early Wednesday (Oct. 17) to launch a new high-tech military satellite into orbit, and you can watch the liftoff live online. A United Launch Alliance Atlas V is scheduled to launch the new ...

NASA astronaut on failed Soyuz launch: 'The first two minutes were great' - BGR

When pressed for a window into his mind and what he was thinking in the moments following the rocket failure, Hague credits his training for keeping him focused on what needed to be done to make it back to land in one piece. Hague also heaped praise ...

William Shatner Helps Rocket Lab Unveil New Manufacturing Facility - Space.com

A new mission control center built into the Auckland site will command each Electron rocket launch, the representatives added. [Changing the Launch Equation: Q&A with Rocket Lab CEO Peter Beck]. Rocket Lab aims to make spaceflight much more frequent ...

NASA astronaut recalls 'wild ride' after aborted Russian rocket launch - Florida Today

Two minutes after their 4:40 a.m. EDT launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, an automated escape system had pulled their capsule away from a Soyuz-FG rocket as four first stage boosters burned out and began to fall away. A problem during ...

NASA astronaut unfazed by frightening launch abort - Spaceflight Now

Two minutes after launch aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket last week, NASA astronaut Nick Hague knew something had gone badly wrong. At the moment four strap-on boosters separated from the rocket's core stage, he and Soyuz MS-10 commander Alexey ...

ULA Readies Its Most Powerful Altas V Rocket For Late Night Cape Launch - WMFE

An Atlas V rocket is set to launch a high-tech communication satellite for the military from Cape Canaveral. The launch, scheduled just after midnight from Space Launch Complex 41, will send the Air Force's Advanced Extremely High Frequency ...

NASA Astronaut Nick Hague 'Rolls with Punches' After Harrowing Soyuz Launch Failure - Space.com

On Oct. 11, NASA astronaut Nick Hague was supposed to make the longest journey of his life to that point, traveling up to the International Space Station for a six-month stint. Instead, he and his colleague came abruptly tumbling back to Earth after ...

Launch timeline for Atlas 5's AEHF 4 mission - Spaceflight Now

A United Launch Atlas 5 rocket is set to launch the U.S. Air Force's fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite from Cape Canaveral. This timeline shows the major mission events planned over a three-and-a-half-hour flight to an ...

Boeing Roundup: Space venture ULA preps for rocket launch… KLX Aerospace deal closes - Chicago Business Journal

The second half of October will be filled with a couple of rocket launches from Florida's Space Coast. United Launch Alliance LLC will send up its Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 on Oct. 17, carrying the fourth ...

What it's like to fall 31 miles to Earth after your rocket fails - The Verge

Emergency crews soon arrived at the landing site and transported Hague and Ovchinin back to Baikonur Cosmodrome, the site of their launch. That's where they were reunited with their families. “Being able to finally hold my wife in my arms and give her ...

Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket poised for launch from Cape Canaveral - Spaceflight Now

Live coverage of the countdown and launch of an Atlas 5 rocket with the U.S. Air Force's fourth Advanced Extremely High Frequency communications satellite. Text updates will appear automatically below. Follow us on Twitter.

NASA astronaut details fall to Earth after failed Soyuz launch - CNET

One second NASA astronaut Nick Hague was on his way to space for the first time, the next he was being violently jostled side-to-side as the Soyuz crew capsule he shared with Russian Cosmonaut Aleksey Ovchinin abruptly separated from the rocket booster ...

United Launch Alliance rocket set to blast off early on Wednesday morning - Fox 35 Orlando

Video Posted: Oct 16 2018 01:22PM EDT. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - A United Launch Alliance rocket is set to blast off in less than 24 hours. The rocket is carrying a satellite into space. The launch window opens overnight at 12:15 a.m.. photo.

A rocket launch is the takeoff phase of the flight of a rocket. Launches for orbital spaceflights, or launches into interplanetary space, are usually from a fixed location on the ground, but may also be from a floating platform or, potentially, from a superheavy An-225-class airplane

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Video of the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour on STS-134

A rocket launch is the takeoff phase of the flight of a rocket. Launches for orbital spaceflights, or launches into interplanetary space, are usually from a fixed location on the ground, but may also be from a floating platform (such as the Sea Launch vessel) or, potentially, from a superheavy An-225-class airplane

Launches of suborbital flights (including missile launches), can also be from:

Launches not into space can also be from:

A skyrocket is launched from some stand.

"Rocket launch technologies" generally refers to the entire set of systems needed to successfully launch a vehicle, not just the vehicle itself, but also the firing control systems, ground control station, launch pad, and tracking stations needed for a successful launch and/or recovery.